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The St. Croix County Board of Supervisors rejected a move to close its nursing home facility in New Richmond and passed a resolution to build a new one in a marathon meeting Tuesday. Supervisors Daryl Standafer, Tim Hood, Fred Yoerg, Buck Malick, Chris Kilber, Richard Ottino and Tom Hawksford voted to close the facility but the resolution passed by a 12-7 margin. Options left before the board included building a new nursing home or maintaining the status quo with expense reductions. The option to build a new facility passed on a 10-8 vote.
It was going to happen sooner or later. Too bad it cost the Green Bay Packers on a national stage. The situation is the NFL's use of replacement officials while the regular referees are locked out during contract negotiations. It's become obvious over the first three week of the regular season the replacements are in way over their heads. Never more so than the Packers' 14-12 loss to the Seahawks in Monday night's game at Seattle.
A town of Eau Galle man was killed Saturday evening in a standoff with sheriff's deputies. Patrick McDonnell, 51, was fatally wounded after he shot at least twice at law officers and they returned fire at 9:09 p.m. Sept. 22, said St. Croix County Sheriff John Shilts. The sheriff's report said at 7:46 p.m. deputies arrived at 2648 Boston Rd. in response to a 911 call. A woman reported her husband was intoxicated, suicidal and armed with a handgun. McDonnell entered the home brandishing a handgun and ordered her and two teenaged children to leave.
The defense will be able to retain copies of specific sensitive materials in the Aaron Schaffhausen murder case following a hearing Thursday afternoon. Judge Howard W.
The 2012 harvest at Martell Vineyards last weekend was a bittersweet event. Not only did a harsh growing year with a spring frost wipe out the La Crescent grapes and reduce the total harvest to about half last year's 37-ton production, but also owner Tom Martell, who established the five acres of grapes outside Somerset, died just five weeks before the harvest. His memory will live on and the vines will not go fallow. New owner Rod Benson was on hand for the harvest. The retired U.S.
Hudson's Mike Yurk is at it again. His ninth book has just rolled off the press and Yurk has a good sized notebook of ideas for more on deck. As usual, the collection of stories in "Once Upon The Water" is a lot about fishing experiences but not exclusively about fishing. The tales include as much about relationships with places and people on the water and elsewhere. Getting paid to go fishing, more or less, is not a bad vocation. "How can I beat pursuing two passions," he said during a recent conversation in his town of Hudson home.
St. Croix County Sheriff John Shilts said Jesse A. Marske, 25, who removed his GPS Bracelet and absconded from custody was found in the area of U.S. Hwy. 12 and Brakke Drive about 12:30 p.m., Saturday.
It started with an invitation for alumni members to volunteer for move-in day Aug. 31 when the first-year students, freshmen we use to call them, show up for their first day of college life. I thought, "Why not?" It had been 48 years, since I was a prospective new student at Macalester College in St. Paul on a hot August day in 1964. I'd go back and see what it's all about these days. The day started a 7:30 a.m.
A temporary restraining order filed against St.
A father charged with murder in the deaths of his three young daughters at a River Falls residence last month stood mute before the court in an arraignment hearing in St. Croix County Circuit Court Tuesday afternoon. Public defender John Kucinski took the action on behalf of his client Aaron Schaffhausen, 34, Minot, N.D., who is charged with three counts of first-degree intentional homicide in deaths of Amara 11, Sophie, 8, and Cecilia, 5 on July 10. A felony charge of attempted arson was added to the complaint since Schaffhausen's initial appearance on July 12. Judge Howard W.